Sports notices

GOLF SCRAMBLE

CLARION - The North Clarion Alumni Foundation is having a four-person golf scramble at Clarion Oaks Golf Club on Saturday July 13 with a 9 a.m. shotgun start.

There will be multiple places paid on a full field of 20 teams.

Entry fee is $60 per person or $240 per team.

If you would like to sponsor a hole or donate an on course skill prize you can contact Rick Rathfon at 227-5692.

To enter a team you can contact Clarion Oaks at 226-8888 or Rick Rathfon at 227-5692.

JUNIOR VARSITY VOLLEYBALL TOURNAMENT

WARREN, Pa. The Warren Area High School will be hosting a Junior Varsity volleyball tournament Sept. 28 at the Warren Area High School gymnasium in Warren, Pa.

The cost per team is $200.

There will be a 12-team limit which will be filled on a first come, first serve basis.

The deadline to enter the tournament is Aug. 1.

For more information contact Mike Dolan at mike.dolan10@gmail.com.

BASEBALL LEAGUE OPENINGS

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio - Creekside Baseball is looking for two 16u players with varsity experience.

Creekside Baseball is also looking for 18u players.

For more information, contact Ken Quinn at 330-719-0581.

FOXBURG HICKORY GOLF TOURNAMENT

FOXBURG - The 11th Annual Foxburg Hickory Championship will be held Friday, Aug. 9 and Saturday Aug. 10 at the historic Foxburg Country Club.

Foxburg Country Club is in the hills of Western Pennsylvania, roughly an hour north of Pittsburgh. Foxburg Country Club was established in 1887, considered the oldest golf course in United States.

There are multiple competitions within the Foxburg Hickory Championship. The Championship's pre-1900 categories include Open, Senior (55-65) and Super Senior (66-and-over), Open and Senior for the post-1900 division. Additionally, we are hopeful to host a Ladies Division again this year.

The featured event is the pre-1900 Open division; the FHC is one of the few pre-1900 events, along with the National Hickory Championship (June 6-8, 2019), the Wisconsin Gutty Challenge (July 18-20). Being able to use your pre-1900 set in a competitive environment is limited, take advantage when you can.

The entry fee for 2018 is $220 for men ($160 for Foxburg Country Club members), and $145 for ladies. Entry fee includes golf both days and contestant meals at the course. Gutty balls engineered for period play (extra balls will be available at the event's cost) will be issued to each contestant. Meals at the course include Friday brunch on the first day, and a very nice buffet luncheon Saturday afternoon, immediately after play has completed.

The course plays at 2,400 yards for the pre-1900 Divisions. The small greens and tricky layout will test your patience and skill level. Foxburg Country Club has proven to be a fair test and great fun. As with all hickory events, contestants are encouraged to dress in period.

Entry forms and championship information can be obtained from Tom Johnson (Tournament Director) at Foxburghickory@aol.com or 330-677-8997.

BASEBALL CAMPS

MANSFIELD Manfield University is holding a pair of baseball camps starting July 15 for players between the ages of 7 and 18.

The Elite Specialty (pitchers, catchers and hitting) Camps will be held July 15 to July 17 while the Individual Camp will be held July 22 to July 25.

For more information on the camps including prices and accomidations go to GoMounties.com and click on "Camps and Tournaments."

COLOR RUN

ERIE - The Erie Sports Commission (ESC) is pleased to announce that The Color Run will return to Erie on Saturday, Aug. 10 with "The Love Tour."

This will mark the fifth time that the event will be hosted in Erie since 2014. The event was not held in Erie in 2018.

"We are thrilled that The Color Run has decided to return to Erie in 2019," said Mark Jeanneret, executive director of the Erie Sports Commission. "This event has had enormous success in our region, with tens of thousands of participants bringing the energy and fun to Perry Square each and every time. I'd like to thank our partners at The Color Run and the City of Erie for helping us to make this happen."

Dubbed "The Happiest 5K on the Planet," The Color Run is an untimed 5K race in which thousands of Color Runners start the race wearing white and are doused from head to toe in different colors along the race course. The Erie race will start and end in Perry Square.

On "The Love Tour," the theme for its 2019 series, The Color Run is encouraging people to show love for themselves, each other and the planet.

The Love Tour will also feature a new 1970s inspired aesthetic, new photo ops and redesigned merchandise. The 2019 course also features two new "double color" zones, in addition to the regular checkpoints, where runners are doused in colored powder during their run. After the race, runners will enjoy a reimagined finish festival, featuring a live DJ and massive color throws.

"The Love Tour definitely has a special feel to it," said Isaac Krieger, The Color Run Erie event director. "Every color runner is going to leave the event feeling like they were just a part of something extraordinary."

For more information, visit http://www.thecolorrun.com/Erie.

BICYCLE EVENTS

ERIE - The Erie Sports Commission is pleased to announce Lake Erie Cyclefest will again partner with Erie's Blues & Jazz Festival for Rhythm and Ride Weekend. This is the third year for Lake Erie Cyclefest, which will kick off on Thursday Aug. 1 and feature six total cycling events through Sunday, Aug. 4.

All proceeds from Lake Erie Cyclefest benefit EmergyCare, WQLN and the YMCA of Greater Erie. Representatives from the organizations announced this year's event details during a press event on Friday, May 10 at the Erie County Courthouse to kick off National Bike to Work Week, May 13-19.

"The growth and continued positive feedback we received in our second year exceeded our expectations," said Tom New, WQLN CEO. "The addition of multi-day ride discount packages, and, most importantly, our partnership with Erie's Blues and Jazz Festival were well-received from local and out-of-town groups. The partnership made Lake Erie Cyclefest a true destination event for cyclists from around the region, and the HUB within beautiful Frontier Park gave riders a festive gathering space. Both events encourage and emphasize green living and truly showcase the best of our region, and we're eager to keep the momentum going in 2019."

Updated for 2019 is the Lake Erie Cyclefest Gravel Grinder's move to Saturday morning in west Erie County, and the WQLN Alley Cat ride, which will be hosted as a Poker Run for the first time. The six rides are as follows:

Good Morning Star Shine Ride Thursday, Aug. 1 at 6 a.m. (Registration: Free)

The sunrise tour of Presque Isle State Park will be led by Jet 24's "Good Morning Erie" host Traci Teudhope.

Bike Erie Slow Roll Thursday, Aug. 1 at 6 p.m. (Registration: Free)

Lake Erie Cyclefest will officially kick off with a this 10-mile slow roll through the city of Erie and Erie's Bayfront. The ride will begin and end in Perry square, concluding with an Erie Downtown Partnership Block Party.

YMCA Tour de Vineyard Ride Friday, Aug. 2 at 8 a.m. (Registration: $40)

Riders choose between a 27- or 52-mile non-competitive ride through the Lake Erie wine region, as both rides conclude with a picnic with wood-fired pizza and beer sampling from Five & 20 Spirits at Shades Beach in Harborcreek. Proceeds from the ride will benefit the YMCA of Greater Erie's Food + Fun bus, a free mobile meals site for kids in need.

EmergyCare's Tour de West County Saturday, Aug. 3 at 7:30 a.m. (Registration: $40)

Erie County's premier bicycle tour will provide three scenic ride routes departing from Lake Erie Community Park. The event, with a long-standing tradition of spectacular routes and safety support, will offer a 12-, 25- or 50-mile loop of Erie County, ending with a picnic. All riders will receive tokens for beer sampling at The HUB.

Lake Erie Cyclefest Gravel Grinder Saturday, Aug. 3 at 9 a.m. (Registration: $40)

Not suited for road bikes, this grinder begins at Lake Erie Community Park and follows a 25-mile route around Erie County before returning to the park for a picnic. All riders will receive tokens for beer sampling at The HUB.

WQLN's Alley Cat Old Maid/Poker Run Sunday, Aug. 4 at 2 p.m. (Registration: $15)

The final ride of the weekend will be won by the luckiest riders. Youth participants will play a hand of Old Maid and adults will gather a poker hand at pre-determined route stops.

"Visitors want to experience the amenities that make a region unique, and Lake Erie Cyclefest really delivers," said Mark Jeanneret, executive director of the Erie Sports Commission. "WQLN, the YMCA of Greater Erie and EmergyCare have truly created an event that offers not only scenic rides for cyclists of all skill levels, but also a weekend-long experience that will give them something to look forward to every year."

Erie's Blues & Jazz Festival is one of the largest free, outdoor music festivals of its kind in the region, highlighting tremendous national, international, and regional talent all on one Mainstage. Each year, the Festival engages close to 20,000 residents and visitors and is reported by audiences to be a tradition for their families, friends, school reunions and company social events.

For more information, including ride times and registration information, visit http://www.eriecyclefest.org.